Efim Geller

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Birthday
8, 1925
Birthplace
Odessa, Ukraine
Death Date
Nov 17, 1998 (73)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1925
Birthplace
Odessa, Ukraine
Death Date
Nov 17, 1998 (73)

About

Soviet chess master who won the Soviet Championship in 1955 and 1979.

Before Fame

He was an athlete and excelled in basketball as a young man.

Trivia

He won four Ukrainian Championship titles, was a Candidate for the World Championship on six occasions, and he had a doctorate in physical education.

Family Life

He was born to a Jewish family in the U.S.S.R.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Grandmaster Alexander Kotov.